Flower Friday: Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) #FlowerFriday #Perennials #Flowers #Coneflower #Echinacea

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Purple Blooms!
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Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Since I wasn’t sharing posts during my break in 2020, I thought this coneflower from last July would be a nice share for today’s Flower Friday. These have become a favorite over the years.

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Book Review: World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil #BookReview #Nature #Memoir #WorldOfWonders

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Review:

I discovered this book while doing some book shopping on Barnes and Noble’s website. It was advertised as the book of the year. Because I’m a nature lover, it was one I had to try. I was pleasantly enlightened from the first pages.

The essays in this book connect nature to parts of the author’s life from childhood to adulthood and now as a married woman and mother. The writings include facts about plants and animals along with short anecdotes regarding some part of her past. The stories were interesting, and many were eye-opening for me. This book emphasizes–in a fresh, unique way–that there’s so much we can learn from the natural wonders around us if we’d only open our eyes. Some of the connections the author made seemed a tad bit far-fetched, but it was something easily overlooked, and I found most to be beautifully woven.

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Flower Friday: Purple Blooms! Iris – Heartleaf 4 o’ clock – Spiderwort – Ground Ivy – Columbine – Rhododendron #FlowerFriday #Perennials #Flowers #Purple #Blooms

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Purple Hairy Vetch
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Random purple blooms!

There are so many beautiful flowers blooming outside right now. Here are some random pictures from this week.

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Flower Friday: Hairy Vetch (Purple) #FlowerFriday #Biennials #Annuals #Flowers #HairyVetch

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Blue Wood Hyacinth
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Purple Hairy Vetch

This is an interesting plant which I never planned on sharing, but it’s become a favorite over the years.

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